How do you apply kindness in business?
This post examines Inspiring.
Add One More Ball
When you are teaching somebody to juggle for the first time, there is a wonderful point when you take them just past what they thought they could do. Suddenly they have achieved something new.
They get a certain look in their eyes.
Now they are inspired. You can then take them on, way beyond what they thought was previously possible.
When you are performing a magic trick, you sometimes see a similar look. A great thing about magic is that it encourages people to look sideways at life. It challenges assumptions; maybe there’s a different way to perceive things, a different way to do things?
Inspiration is a kind and powerful thing to give someone. It helps people to stretch themselves. It helps them to see possibilities. It helps them to be a bigger version of themselves.
Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb, famously said:
“Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”
That may be true, but the inspiration has to come first, it is what motivates the perspiration.
In sales, inspiration will lead people to buy.
Give them some excitement about the possibilities you are offering, tell them about benefits they hadn’t thought of, paint a picture of what could be possible.
Let inspiration do the rest.
Part of the Story
In leadership, you can enable people to glimpse possibilities and glimpse their potential. Help them to see a vision of the future, how they can be part of the story. Encourage them to join in.
Inspire them, and they will grow and flourish.
Who can you inspire today?